Does the sound of drills or the thought of a dental office make you nervous? Anxiety related to dentistry is actually very common; approximately 40 million Americans actually neglect dental treatment due to their fear of the dentist. Luckily, Dental Serenity offers sedation dentistry for patients who experience anxiety when it comes to dental treatment. This allows the patient to remain calm and have a more positive experience during their visit to our Dumfries dental office near Woodbridge, VA.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is most often used for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. It can ease the patient’s mind and aid in providing a relaxing and calm experience. How does it work? A small mask will be placed over your nose, and a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen will be administered through the mask. After a few minutes, the nitrous oxide begins to work; the patient will start to feel calm and relaxed, but they will still be awake, aware and able to communicate with staff. Nitrous oxide is not meant to put the patient to sleep, simply provide relaxation and is considered conscious sedation. Once your treatment has ended, the mask will be removed, and the effects of the sedation will quickly begin to wear off, allowing you to return to your daily activities.
If you’ve been neglecting routine dental treatment due to your fear of the dentist and dental treatment, contact our Dumfries, VA dental practice today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment with sedation dentistry to provide a relaxing and calming dental experience.